Sport Injury

Preventing and Treating a Sports Injury With the Help of Our Marysville Chiropractor

Our Marysville chiropractor, Dr. Robert Clarke, loves working with athletes, whether they're competitive high school sports stars or active adults who love the gym and great outdoors. As an athlete himself, Dr. Clarke understands how frustrating a sports injury can be, which is why he's proud to offer a range of helpful solutions to people of all ages looking to recover from and avoid these painful problems.


Types of Sports Injury to Look Out For

Any type of sport, even if it's low impact or no contact, can create opportunities for both acute and chronic sports injuries. The most common ones we see at our chiropractic clinic include:

  • • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • • Tennis elbow/golfer's elbow
  • • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • • Muscle strains and tears
  • • Ligament sprains
  • • Joint dislocations and instability
  • • Impingement syndrome in the shoulder
  • • Sciatica
  • • Disc herniation
  • • Acute low back pain (often due to an injured disc or vertebral bone fracture)
  • • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee)
  • • Plantar fasciitis
  • • Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)

Risk factors for a sports injury, which many of them are preventable, include:

  • • Poor trainging
  • • Ill-fitting equipment
  • • Running surface
  • • Insufficient sleep, nutrition, and recovery time (overtraining)
  • • Trauma (slips, falls, collisions, etc.)
  • • Repetitive movement, like jumping, pivoting, spinning, and running.

How Our Marysville Chiropractor Helps People with a Sports Injury

Once a sports injury occurs, there are a few important steps that need to happen next. First, the sports injury has to be treated, including inflammation, pain, and tissue damage. Next, the body needs to heal to help control symptoms and scar tissue formation. Finally, the injured athlete should be taught how to restore their strength, endurance, mobility, stamina, aerobic capacity, and sports-specific tasks, so they can safely return to the activities they love.

How is our chiropractor tied with these steps? Dr. Robert Clarke does all of these phases with chiropractic care. Techniques such as chiropractic adjustments, postural adjustments, corrective exercises, and lifestyle counseling skills can be individually tailored to meet the needs and goals of any athlete, no matter their skill level, age, specialty, and stage of healing.

Even if you're not injured, working with our Marysville chiropractor can still be incredibly beneficial! Dr. Clarke can prevent sports injuries and boost athletic performance by improving proper body mechanics, breathing patterns, central nervous system communication, and by addressing hidden postural imbalances or inefficient movement patterns.

Do You Have a Sports Injury?

No need to let a sports injury hold you back from a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. If you live near Marysville, WA, and are looking for a sports injury chiropractor, contact Health First Chiropractic at 360-658-1987 to schedule an appointment today.


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Clarke is the best in the business!!! He is knowledgeable, thorough, passionate, kind compassionate, and always professional. He worked me into his already busy schedule, when I was having severe vertigo, caused by a pinched nerve in my neck. Dr. Clarke had me back to good in just a few short weeks."
    Jennifer D.
  • "I have had a hard time finding relief for my back pain, I've been a chronic 7 for almost 5-6 years now (on a pain scale from 1 -10). After about 6-7 visits and after 3-4 adjustments, I was amazed to realize I no longer had any back pain. Dr. Clarke was careful about doing adjustments until he saw all my x-rays, which I appreciated, as my mid-back was literally like a 'brick' and I didn't want to get hurt in the process. He is very gentle with the adjustments and I'm still somewhat speechless tha"
    Stefan H.
  • "I have been to Chiropractors for years but Dr. Clarke has done more for me in 2 months than the others have in several years! His attention to each individual to there needs is why I highly recommend him! The staff is very helpful and friendly!"
    Deanne E.
  • "I took my daughter for an initial consultation for chronic back pain. The staff was very friendly and Dr Clark was great at explaining things so that she understood what was happening"
    Jamie C.
  • "Can't praise Health 1st chiropractic enough! Dr Clarke and his wife Melissa are two of the nicest people you will ever meet! They always greet me with a genuine smile and make me feel welcome every time! Not only are they great people but the care I have received has been wonderful!"
    Becca R.
  • "Thank you for giving me my life back Dr. Clarke!"
    - Sharon H. / Marysville, WA